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ABC's Naturally Activity Kits

Build your nature vocabulary. ABC's Naturally totes feature nature-based story books, an activity to do in the park, and an activity to take home. Introduce your 2-8 year old to science and nature concepts with stories and fun!

  • Monarch Magic, M is for Minnesota, Backyard Birds, Nature's Alphabet, and more. Visit often and choose a different theme!
  • Available for day use in the park.
  • Check out at the front desk.
Free to check out for day use in the park.

Discovery Packs

Discovery Packs are filled with interactive ideas, tools, maps, games, and more to help you explore the park. Enjoyable for all ages.

Choose from:

  • Birding Basics
  • Insect Investigator
  • Pondering the Pond
Free to check out for day use in the park.


Be right next to everything with a powerful set of binoculars!

  • Great for bird watching.
  • Visit the lookout in the quarry or savanna to peer through the lens at the city of Rochester.
Free to check out for day use in the park.

Cross Country Skis

Ski more than 8 miles of groomed trails.

  • Rentals available as conditions permit.
  • We have a large fleet of skis, poles and boots for all ages and sizes.
  • We'll show you the right equipment for you!
  • Details here.
$7.50/adults, $5/child per four hours


Get off the beaten path with a pair of snowshoes!

  • Rentals are available seasonally as conditions permit.
  • A variety of sizes and styles are available. We'll help you choose the right pair for you!
  • Details here.
$5/adults, $4/kids (discounts for members)